Holiday Gifts That Actually Give Back

Make a difference this festive season

Christmas is right around the corner, and as you’re sure to start your festive gift-giving in the coming weeks – why not consider a gift that actually gives back? And in case you need some inspiration, marie claire has rounded up some of the ways you can help make the world a better place, all the while providing your friends, family and colleagues with the perfect gift. 

Below, a roundup of gifts that give back for this holiday season.  

KITX’s Activism T-Shirt

KITX will also be donating a percentage of each tee sold to the Climate Council, who are Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation, Carbon Neutral, who help organisations across Australia and the world minimise their impact on the environment by working to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions and Save the Bees Australia, who help protect our native species of bees, by educating schools and communities on the importance of bees for the environment and encouraging support of locally and ethically produced honey. 

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sass & bide x Make-A-Wish Australia

sass & bide have this year launched their limited-edition ‘Guiding Star’ necklace in partnership with Make-A-Wish Australia – just in time for the gifting season. All profits will again go to supporting the charity. The brand has raised over $600,000 over the course of the long-standing partnership with the charity and thanks to the on-going support of their loyal customers, sold out of the 2018 necklace in record time. 

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Beysis’ Cotton Shopper

Established in 2016, the Beysis Mission is simple: to curate beauty and lifestyle essentials that are sustainable, functional and completely customisable. At checkout, you can purchase a Beysis Cotton Shopper, which not only makes an impact to replace the use of single-use plastic bags, but all profits from the sale of the cotton shopper are donated to PROJECT CHANGE INTERNATIONAL, which seeks to empower disadvantaged girls through education. By purchasing this bag, you will be helping to fund the university degrees of young women in Cambodia who are determined to break out of the poverty cycle. Plus, get some incredibly chic, customisable product too. 

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Decjuba x The Hunger Project

Leading Australian fashion retailer DECJUBA is empowering women across the world with the launch of the latest limited edition THP tees in-store and online. Each year, the much-coveted, sell-out, limited edition tees share the story of THP and the importance of their work. With 100% of the proceeds going directly towards THP epicentres, it turns out a t-shirt can have a huge impact, so far raising over $874,000 and positively impacting more than 5.5 million lives. More than just a t-shirt, the collaboration is a way for DECJUBA to give back.

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Goodwill Wines

Cheers to this! Goodwill Wine will donate half of the profits from any bottle of wine you purchase to Animals Australia this year.

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LUMIRA x Royal Botanic Gardens

Australian fragrance brand, LUMIRA, has partnered with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to create a limited-edition scented candle, FLORESCENCE. It’s inspired by the lush, floral gardens. Proceeds from the candle will help protect Australia’s natural environment by supporting the groundbreaking science and conservation work undertaken by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Thankyou. offers eco-aware bodycare, food and baby products, and directs all profits to people in need.

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Breast Cancer Trials’ Annual Health Diary

Breast Cancer Trials‘ annual Women’s Health Diary is the perfect gift to give (or receive) this year! When you buy the diary, you will be helping 53 people diagnosed with breast cancer every day with proceeds going towards trials that save lives. Since its first edition in 1999, the diary has raised $15.3 million in donations to support breast cancer trials research.

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Bed Threads

Bed Threads are donating $1 from every purchase to charity through i=Change which allows you to choose where your donation goes. Comfy sheets never looked so good. 

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Every cent of the selling price of M.A.C’s VIVA GLAM Lipstick in Australia is donated to support the health and rights of people of All Ages, All Races and All Genders. Over 25 years, M·A·C VIVA GLAM has raised half a billion dollars globally and AU$10,000,000 locally. In Australia, these funds go to life-changing organizations including The Sydney Children’s Hospital, Victorian AIDS Council and the Bobby Goldsmith Fund and new partner in 2019 The Kirby Institute.

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The Bondi Shoe Club

With sustainability at the forefront of The Bondi Shoe Club’s new shoe range, all packaging is completely biodegradable or compostable and 5% of all profits go to the ‘Fight for our Reef’ campaign by the Australian Marine Conservation Society. 

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